Belgian math metallers BEAR announce new album via Basick Records

Belgian math metallers BEAR announce new album via Basick Records

Belgian math metal aficionados BEAR have revealed details for their third full-length album '/// ' set for release on 7 April 2017 via Basick Records.
The band have unveiled a short teaser for their first single ‘Masks’, which should give viewers a perfectly adequate and mouth-watering sense for the relentless chaos that '/// ' will bring.
Watch the teaser video here:
'///' is BEAR’s most evocative and vitriolic album to date, comprising of eleven blistering tracks of crushingly heavy rhythms, distorted harmonies and demonic growls. Bearing resemblance to tech metal forerunners Meshuggah and the no-nonsense aggression of The Dillinger Escape PlanBEAR have a stylistic quality to them and this album is the exact embodiment of that.

Comments guitarist Leander Verheyen Tsjakalov, "This album will burst out of your chest, kill your whole crew and then have tea with your mom on Sunday. It's still BEAR. It's still everything you want from us and more. It's still aggressive as hell but we've added some more groove and melody to rest your weary ears once in a while."
After releasing their last album Noumenon in 2013, the band spent considerable time on the road throughout the UK and Europe, including appearances at UK Tech-Metal FestivalEuroblast and Groezrock.  

'///' is released on April 7th via Basick Records. Pre orders will be available shortly.
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/// tracklisting:  1: Blackpool 2: Hounds 3: Masks 4: Childbreaker 5: Knives Are Easy 6: The Oath 7: 7 8: Klank 9: Raw 10: Construct.Constrict 11: Adjust.Adapt 

/// tracklisting: 

1: Blackpool
2: Hounds
3: Masks
4: Childbreaker
5: Knives Are Easy
6: The Oath
7: 7
8: Klank
9: Raw
10: Construct.Constrict
11: Adjust.Adapt 

HOMETRUTHS announce 'Open Your Eyes' EP & reveal video for 'Feral'

HOMETRUTHS announce 'Open Your Eyes' EP & reveal video for 'Feral'

Mancunian musical activists HOMETRUTHS have announced details of their debut EP Open Your Eyes, due for release on the 3rd March 2017 via CI Records.

The hardcore/metal outfit have also released a video for the first single from the EP, titled 'Feral'. Check it out here:

The band garnered initial attention in December by posting defaced images of their most despised icons (including Donald Trump and Nigel Farage) in 20 UK cities with the hashtag #OpenYourEyes, generating curiousity across social media. Watch them in action here:

Open Your Eyes is a to-the-point statement of intent, as frontman Gaz Davies explains:

"The purpose of the record is to educate and enlighten people to what is going on in the world. Far too often people choose to turn a blind eye to these issues but with such a direct, in your face message people will find it hard to remain ignorant. People need to wake up."

Born out of five friends’ collective anger and frustration at the state of the world, HOMETRUTHS play passionate groove-laden hardcore, with a strong message of social change. Musically they could be likened to contemporaries While She Sleeps, Sylar and Stray From The Path, but also nod to hardcore masters Madball and Biohazard, and with an added technical flair, their sound is as fresh as their passion is raw.

It's time to take a step back and listen to some HOMETRUTHS.

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Open Your Eyes tracklisting:

1. Embers
2. Feral
3. Divide
4. Vigilante
5. WMD
6. Genocide

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Danish tech-metallers GHOST IRIS unveil new video

Danish tech-metallers GHOST IRIS unveil new video

 New album Blind World released 17 Feb via SPV / Longbranch

Long Branch Records' newest signing GHOST IRIS have released the first single and video 'Pinnacle' from their upcoming album Blind World, which is set for release on 17 February. The single is available as a grat-track on iTunes and Amazon and as stand-alone single on all other digital platforms. 

Watch 'Pinnacle' here:

Blind World CDs, downloads and exclusive bundles can be pre-ordered here:

Blind World will be the follow-up to the debut album Anecdotes Of Science & Soul and features 10 brand new tracks full of heavy riffs and infectious melodies with a technical edge. As the most streamed metal act in their homeland in 2016, Denmark's GHOST IRIS guarantee to turn many heads throughout the rest of Europe and beyond with this release.

The band will tour extensively through Europe in 2017 to showcase their energetic and vibrant live show. Dates will be announced soon.

Ghost Iris are:
Jesper Vicencio (Vocals)
Nicklas Grønlund Thomsen (Guitars)
Dennis Nielsen (Bass)
Sebastian Linnet (Drums)

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Australian prog rock guitarist PLINI announces EU headline tour

Australian prog rock guitarist PLINI announces EU headline tour

Supported by Disperse and David Maxim Micic

“When I saw Plini play, I felt that the future of exceptional guitar playing was secure" - Steve Vai

Australian prog-guitar virtuoso PLINI is excited to announce his 2017 headline European tour, with support from Disperse and David Maxim Micic.

Full dates: 

Wed 15 Mar • Cardiff, UK • The Globe
Thu 16 Mar • Manchester, UK • Satans Hollow
Fri 17 Mar • Birmingham, UK • O2 Institute 3
Sat 18 Mar • Glasgow, UK • Audio
Sun 19 Mar • London, UK • Borderline
Tue 21 Mar • Haarlem, Netherlands • Patronaat
Wed 22 Mar • Hamburg, Germany • Hafenklang
Thu 23 Mar • Berlin, Germany • Musik & Frieden
Fri 24 Mar • Prague, Czech Republic • Rock Cafe
Sat 25 Mar • Bratislava, Slovakia • Randal
Mon 27 Mar • Budapest, Hungary • A38
Tue 28 Mar • Vienna, Austria • The Chelsea
Wed 29 Mar • Munich, Germany • Backstage Club
Thu 30 Mar • Cologne, Germany • Underground
Fri 31 Mar • Aarau, Switzerland • Kiff
Sat 1 Apr • Calenzona, Italy • Cycle
Sun 2 Apr • Brescia, Italy • Colony
Tue 4 Apr • Lyon, France • Warm Audio
Wed 5 Apr • Barcelona, Spain • Razzmatazz3
Thu 6 Apr • Madrid, Spain • Lemon Club
Fri 7 Apr • Toulouse, France • Connexion Café
Sat 8 Apr • Paris, France • Backstage By The Mill

The self-produced, self-managed guitarist and composer is touring in support of his critically acclaimed debut LP, Handmade Cities, released last year, following tours with Animals as Leaders and Intervals. Acclaimed by Guitar World, Steve Vai, and many more, Plini has has cultivated a worldwide following, with more than five million views on YouTube.

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Melodic prog outfit SLYDE announce new EP and stream new track

Melodic prog outfit SLYDE announce new EP and stream new track

'Back Again' out Feb 17

Canadian melodic proggers SLYDE are happy to announce their return with new EP Back Again, due for release on February 17.

In celebration of the news, the band are streaming the first track from the EP, 'Fading' on their Soundcloud...

For fans of Haken, Rush, Dream Theater and more, Slyde are back after a two-year hiatus and a new line-up. Driven by the clean vocals of frontman Nathan Da Silva and the powering keyboards of Sarah Westbrook, Back Again is a fitting return to form from this beguiling four-piece. 

Four tracks of virtuosic contrapuntal songwriting exploring the relationship between environmentalism and sci-fi, Back Again is a fantastically entertaining listen. Ear-catching for any fan of technically-minded melodic prog rock, Slyde are a band who before their hiatus played over 150 shows on the Eastern Canadian circuit, including shows with Protest the Hero and at Canadian Music Week (2013), IndieWeek (2011-2013), and Wacken Metal Battle (2013). 

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Back Again tracklisting:
1) Fading  
2) Join The Parade
3) Divide
4) Back Again

UK alt-rockers SEASONS release new single/video

UK alt-rockers SEASONS release new single/video

'When We Were Young' is out now!

UK alt-rockers SEASONS are proud to unveil their new video and single 'When We Were Young' - out now!

First premiered on Kerrang!, you can watch the video here:

Taken from their recent EP What Goes Around, SEASONS's new single showcases a band fast on the rise.

Launching in March 2016 with their debut, self-titled EP, the band has already garnered support from the likes of Kerrang! magazine (who awarded the EP 4K's) and Rock Sound. The second EP hit the iTunes Top 20 pre-sale charts and with Spotify hits into the tens of thousands, and video plays into the hundreds of thousands, this band is only going one way.

For fans of Young Guns, Mallory Knox, and Lower Than Atlantis, stay tuned for news from SEASONS in 2017.

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GHOST IRIS announce new album ‘Blind World’

GHOST IRIS announce new album ‘Blind World’

Copenhagen technical metallers GHOST IRIS have announced their new album ‘Blind World’ will be released on 17 February via Long Branch Records.
The album comes as the band’s second full length release, after the critically acclaimed debut ‘Anecdotes Of Science & Soul’, featuring ten brand new tracks full of heavy riffs and eccentric melodies.
‘Blind World’ will be available in hard-copy or via digital download, stream and as a bundle exclusively from the Long Branch Records shop:
Pre-orders for ‘Blind World’ will be available from 6 January, which is also when the first single “Pinnacle” will also be released on all digital platforms.
The band will tour extensively throughout Europe in 2017, with dates to be announced soon.

Ghost Iris are:
Jesper Vicencio (Vocals)
Nicklas Grønlund Thomsen (Guitars)
Dennis Nielsen (Bass)
Sebastian Linnet (Drums)

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Dutch progressive music festival COMPLEXITY FEST have announced the next batch of bands set to play on 25 February in Haarlem, Netherlands.
Canadian extreme tech-death savages CRYPTOPSY are set to appear at the festival alongside legendary death metallers SUFFOCATION. Icelandic prog wizards AGENT FRESCO, French atmospheric rockers UNEVEN STRUCTURE and Zurich technical death metal mavericks VIRVUM have also been added to the already stacked bill; they are joined by math/prog duo AIMING FOR ENRIKE (Tobias Ørnes Andersen of LEPROUS / SHINING), French electronic artist RUBY MY DEAR, and instrumentalists MNHM.

Stay tuned for more acts to be announced as they come.

Line-up so far:

Ihsahn (NOR) 
Suffocation (USA) 
Cryptopsy (CAN)
Agent Fresco (ICE)
Gorod (FRA)
Frontierer (UK/USA)
Napoleon (UK)   
Uneven Structure (FRA)

Virvum (SWI)
DispersE (PL)    
Exist Immortal (UK)   
Arms (USA)

Mutiny On The Bounty (LUX)
Disillusion (GER)
Aiming For Enrike (NOR)

Ruby My Dear (FRA)
Beaten To Death (NOR)
Pelgrim (NL)
Extremities (NL)

Tickets for the day-long festival are only €25, which is reason enough for all fans of metal not to miss this event.
COMPLEXITY FEST takes place at the three-hall venue of Patronaat in Haarlem, located approximately 20km from Amsterdam.

Soulful Classic Rockers MY DYNAMITE stream new song and announce debut album

Soulful Classic Rockers MY DYNAMITE stream new song and announce debut album

The Otherside will be released via Listenable on 27 January




MY DYNAMITE are a band of brothers from Melbourne, Australia, who serve up the finest brand of good-time boogie and funky blues grooves. Today, the band celebrate their new album announcement with the release of a new track ‘Witch Hat'.

Currently premiering on Classic Rock Germany, check it out here:

‘Witch Hat’ is taken from their brand new album, The Otherside, set for release on 27 January 2017 via Listenable Records.


1)    Round The Bend
2)    Witch Hat
3)    So Familiar
4)    State We're In
5)    Can't Tell Lies
6)    Love Revolution
7)    Motortalkin'
8)    Otherside
9)    Don't Steal The Light

Pre-order The Otherside here:

MY DYNAMITE take influence from a range of styles including blues, soul and classic rock 'n' roll, to make a unique and potent brew that is all their own.

Taking cues from the sounds of the Humble PieThe Faces and Black Crows, with a healthy dose of Led Zeppelin-esque rock riffs and Stones attitude thrown in for good measure, MY DYNAMITE draw a healthy respect for the greats and turn it into a contemporary and irresistible sound with a firm focus on getting the party started.

Since releasing their debut self-titled album in 2012, touring Europe in the Spring of 2013, and snatching one of two lucrative Lynyrd Skynyrd supports in February 2014, MY DYNAMITE are one of the fastest rising modern classic rock acts around.

RETRO YOUTH announce details of debut album 'B.R.A.V.E'

RETRO YOUTH announce details of debut album 'B.R.A.V.E'


UK rock trio RETRO YOUTH are thrilled to announce that they'll be releasing their debut album B.R.A.V.E on the 3rd February 2017 via American label Independent Ear Records. 

The band recently gave fans a taste of the record with their single 'Hometown Homesick', a track that the band say "represents those feelings of everything you know changing around you, not recognising your friends or the place you grew up in anymore and wanting more out of life, to thrive and not just survive."

Watch the video for 'Hometown Homesick' here: 

Hailing from the North West of England, Retro Youth take elements of rock, pop and funk to create an enthralling and diverse sound. The vibrancy of the material is reflected in the lyrics of B.R.A.V.E, which explore the avenues of finding positivity in the things that test us. For fans of Don Broco, Lower Than Atlantis and The 1975, the three-piece have supported Ghost Riders In The SkyCatfish & The Bottlemen and Press To MECO, as well as members of Oasis and The Stone Roses. 

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